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Leeds’ woeful set piece file is revealed as West Ham rating two to come back from behind and win at Elland Street


Leeds United conceded two extra targets from set items as West Ham got here from behind to win 2-1 at Elland Street on Friday night time.

Marcelo Bielsa’s facet now maintain the file for many targets conceded from set items (seven, joint with Leicester, excluding penalties) within the Premier League this season as their weak spot was exploited as soon as once more.

West Ham came from behind to claim all three points

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West Ham got here from behind to say all three factors

Leeds received off to the right begin, opening the scoring from a retaken penalty 5 minutes in.

Liam Cooper cut up West Ham’s defence to ship Bamford clear and he was introduced down by Lukasz Fabianski.

The Polish keeper saved compatriot Mateusz Klich’s tame effort however replays confirmed him off his line and Klich made no mistake second time round.

There have been possibilities at both finish afterwards, with Sebastian Haller turning and firing at Illan Meslier at one finish, whereas Rodrigo ought to have executed higher with a snap-shot on the different.

The penalty was initially saved…


The penalty was initially saved…

…but scored on the retake


…however scored on the retake

West Ham levelled 25 minutes in, sometimes from a set-piece.

Jarrod Bowen’s inswinging nook was met by Tomas Soucek, whose drilled header was too sturdy for Meslier.

Rodrigo then spurned an opportunity for Leeds to regain the lead virtually instantly, slicing in from the correct however firing straight at Fabianski.

Bamford had a header he might maybe have executed higher with as half-time approached, whereas VAR checked for a handball in opposition to West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna, however the sides went in degree on the break.

Soucek equalised in the first half

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Soucek equalised within the first half

Clearly irked by what he had seen, Bielsa made two Leeds modifications on the break, Jack Harrison and Gjanni Alioski making manner for Helder Costa and Jamie Shackleton.

Bamford then shot huge on the flip, earlier than Luke Ayling’s high-quality close-range block ensured Haller’s shot went over, with the identical participant then drawing a tip-over from Meslier.

Kalvin Phillips tried to make one thing occur for Leeds and drove huge, whereas Fabianski pouched a stinging 25-yard Klich half-volley.

Ogbonna found the winner

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Ogbonna discovered the winner

Pablo Fornals then missed Meslier’s far publish by centimetres as he crept in around the again of Cooper’s failed try to clear, earlier than the keeper made a fairly beautiful one-handed cease to repel Fabian Balbuena’s rocket header.

Meslier had little probability within the 80th minute, although.

He was unable to get anyplace close to Ogbonna’s header which got here from an inch-perfect Aaron Cresswell cross after a sloppy Costa foul.

The outcome leaves West Ham within the lofty heights of fifth place within the Premier League desk, whereas Leeds stay 14th.


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